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2042 - Aeroflex Signal Generators


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  • Model: 2042
  • Manufactured by: Aeroflex
  • Frequency Range Max.: 5.40GHz
  • Freq. Resolution: n/a
  • Output Power: +13 dBm output (+19 dBm optional)
  • Modulation: AM, FM, Pulse, Phase, FSK
  • Extra Specifications: Low Noise Signal Generator

The 2040 series of low noise signal generators covers a wide range of frequencies from 10 kHz to 1.35 GHz (2040), 10 kHz to 2.7 GHz (2041) and 10 kHz to 5.4 GHz (2042). With a choice of operating modes, two low noise modes for improved SSB phase noise and normal mode for increased flexibility, the 2040 series can be used in a wide variety of applications.

Microprocessor control coupled with a large screen dot matrix display provides ease of use via menu driven displays. Set up time is further reduced by recalling previously stored instrument settings from the non-volatile memory. Remote programming via the GPIB is provided as a standard feature, allowing the instruments to be incorporated in automatic test systems.

The excellent noise characteristics and the low level of spurious signals of the 2040 series enable the instruments to be used with confidence for a wide range of critical measurements. With a specified SSB phase noise performance of better than –140 dBc/Hz at 20 kHz offset from a carrier of 1 GHz, the 2040 series of signal generators is easily able to measure UHF receiver selectivities beyond 90 dB. The low residual FM noise figure (less than 0.3 Hz RMS at 1 GHz) gives the 2040 series the capability of measuring UHF receiver signal to noise ratios as high as 80 dB.

A specified non-harmonic spurious signal content of –90 dBc ensures the suitability of the 2040 series for the most demanding measurements on modern receivers and RF systems.

Features of 2042:

  • Low residual FM noise: 0.3 Hz RMS at 1 GHz
  • Low spurious signals: –90 dBc non-harmonics
  • Low phase noise: –140 dBc/Hz at 1 GHz
  • Comprehensive modulation modes
  • +13 dBm output (+19 dBm optional)
  • 0.1 Hz to 500 kHz modulation oscillator
  • Comprehensive frequency and amplitude sweep capabilities
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